Kevorkian archive opens as physician-assisted deaths rise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

60 years after boycott, using Montgomery bus can be trying

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two blocks from the spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, 17-year-old Tanesha Wilson listens to earbuds as she waits for the No. 8.

  • Written by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

Suspect in Colorado clinic shooting to appear in court

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs lived a troubled, isolated life in the mountains of South Carolina and Colorado, but acquaintances said he never hinted that he would target the organization.


Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions they can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press